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AI in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising healthcare and drug discovery, bringing unprecedented advancements to both fields.

In healthcare, AI is transforming medical imaging and diagnostics. By analysing X-rays, MRIs, and other scans, AI can detect conditions like tumours and fractures more quickly and accurately than ever before. This technology also extends to pathology, where AI can identify cancerous cells in tissue samples with remarkable precision.

Though the data scientists need to make sure they feed in the right data. For example, in a study designed to detect hip fractures, it turned out the AI was using the patient's age and particularly the imaging device model to make its prediction. This worked because portable scanners are only used then the patient is too immobile to get to a hospital - and this limitation turned out to be a bigger indicator than any details on the image itself.

In drug discovery, AI accelerates the process by predicting the structure and properties of new molecules, identifying potential drug candidates faster than traditional methods. AI helps repurpose existing drugs for new uses, reducing the time and cost of bringing new treatments to market. By predicting drug interactions and side effects, AI ensures safer medications for patients. In genomics and proteomics, AI analyses vast amounts of data to uncover new drug targets and understand disease mechanisms, paving the way for innovative treatments.

Additionally, AI plays a crucial role in biomarker discovery, which is essential for diagnosing diseases and monitoring treatment responses. Clinical trials also benefit from AI through better patient selection and real-time monitoring, making trials more efficient. And finally, AI is pivotal in predictive analytics, monitoring patients' data from wearable devices and electronic health records to predict and prevent health issues before they become critical.

AI in Healthcare News

AI-designed proteins create blood vessels from stem cells

AI-designed proteins create blood vessels from stem cells

Singularity Hub - 17-Jun-2024

This opens up new possibilities for regenerative medicine and tissue repair

NHS to launch first AI-run physiotherapy clinic to cut waiting times

NHS to launch first AI-run physiotherapy clinic to cut waiting times

The Guardian - 09-Jun-2024

Initial trials show promising results with improved symptoms and reduced waiting

New AI system can predict heart attacks up to 10 years in advance

New AI system can predict heart attacks up to 10 years in advance

The Guardian - 08-Jun-2024

System showed promising results in identifying high-risk individuals

AI speeds up search for new potential antibiotic candidates

AI speeds up search for new potential antibiotic candidates

The Guardian - 05-Jun-2024

New machine learning technique could revolutionize fight against superbugs

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AI in Healthcare Resources

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LabGenius

A biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics using machine learning

BIOAGE

Developing a broad pipeline of therapies to extend human healthspan and lifespan

Gero

AI-powered platform for drug discovery and drug repurposing for age-related diseases.

The Age of Scientific Wellness

Amazon

Why the Future of Medicine Is Personalized, Predictive, Data-Rich, and in Your Hands, written by Leroy Hood and Nathan Price

Deep Longevity

AI to track the rate of ageing at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system, physiological, and psychological levels

Biofourmis

Global leader in digital therapeutics that combines the power of AI with wearables data to enable personalized care

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AI in Healthcare Blog Posts

Meet the Omes
24-Jan-2024

Meet the Omes

The biology of ageing looks at way more than just the genome and microbiome - here's 20 to start with!

Oxford Immune Algorithmics developing AI-driven precision medicine for all – site visit report
26-Oct-2023

Oxford Immune Algorithmics developing AI-driven precision medicine for all – site visit report

Algocyte platform uses algorithmic inverse problem solving to aid clinicians in their diagnosis

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